Im a hip hop producer like Dr dre, Zaytoven, and lex luger. Do I have to copyright my "producer name"?
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You cannot copyright a name. You may be able to trademark it, but more information is needed before that question can be answered.
One does not copyright a trade name, rather trade names are trademarked. You should definitely consider trademarking the name under which you operate.
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You can certainly trademark your stage name especially if you intend to promote yourself outside your geographic location and this has many benefits. Before you file the application, however, you need to conduct the proper due diligence (clearance) to make sure you are not investing in a problem. In the US we need to consider both the common law as well as the federal.
This link will take you to a brief overview of this process:
American Bar Association Resources in New York: http://tinyurl.com/7e9h8zy
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